I have a 2008 Specialized
Stumpjumper FSR Comp( full suspension)
I only use the front middle chainring(32 teeth) and get a lot of annoying chain slap on bumpy terrain.
I want to convert it to 1 X 9 to clean up the looks, save weight that I never use ect.
What is the most troublefree solution? Something similar to a downhill bike front setup? How much should I shorten the chain? I was thinking about grinding the teeth off the large chainring and making that into a ghetto bashguard to start and just setting the screws on the front derailer for starters and taking off the left shifter/cable untill I buy a more permanent solution.
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